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Mike Haberland, Beekeeping program InstructorThis two and a half-day program addresses the fundamentals of apiculture by giving comprehensive information and hands-on knowledge to simply help students start, maintain and look after a honey bee colony.

Go through the tabs below to get more details about this beekeeping course and exactly how to begin your very own honey bee colony!

Just who Should Attend the Bee-ginner's Beekeeping Course?

Whether you're brand-new to beekeeping or curently have a couple of years as an apiarist under your buckle, you may gain important ideas from our seasoned teachers and their combined knowledge.

Our students come from all parts of society – solicitors, instructors, retirees, farmers, musicians and artists – nevertheless they leave with something in accordance: a newfound self-confidence to begin their hives and go after their particular enthusiasm for beekeeping.

Feedback from last Students about our Bee-ginner's Beekeeping Course

  • "it was a great program; i will be really worked up about starting my own hive; personally i think pretty confident I am able to do so!"
  • "offers very good foundational information to ensure personally i think comfortable starting beekeeping."
  • "I have currently recommended this course [to other individuals]. I thought it had been outstanding, thorough program for novices and attained for making me feel confident adequate to try beekeeping."
  • "I came into this program having no beekeeping knowledge or knowledge. These details I learned will be really useful as I start my very first colony of bees."
  • "i believe this system is a good program if you are enthusiastic about beekeeping. It requires you through very first 12 months of beekeeping."
  • "it will require you each step from knowing nothing to being prepared to start keeping bees."
  • "exemplary intro to beekeeping."
  • "when you yourself have any curiosity about bees or beekeeping, it was a good course."

Meet The Bee-ginner's Beekeeping Course Instructors

Frank Licata, Beekeeping Course teacherMike Haberland is an associate professor and County ecological Agent with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. He utilizes used research and collaborates with companies to produce programs that help out with the creation, marketing, and education, of innovative ecological, renewable community, and natural resource management practices. Mike makes use of beekeeping plus the creation of native pollinator habitat for research and as a way to educate the general public from the need for pollinators.

Frank Licata is an Eastern Apicultural community (EAS) Certified Master Beekeeper and Operations management during the Mann Lake, Wilkes-Barre, PA facility. Frank has been keeping bees since 2001 and currently manages their 100 colonies along with their fulltime job. Frank is active in many beekeeping groups, is past president regarding the Monroe County Beekeepers Association, moves across the nation performing beekeeping talks, and offers his honey, lotion, lip balm, and soap quietly.

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Do worker bees kill drone bees for laziness? - Quora

Nah, they don't sting them to death just kick them out and don't let them back in. In early winter when bees go into winter mode they want to conserve as much energy and food as they can to make it through the winter. As the queen doesn't lay in the winter the drones have no usefulness so they kick them out into the cold. The hive is the organism and at that point those drones are only a drag.
The drones are bigger and make a much louder buzzing noise. When the ladies start kicking them out you can catch them and have a pet bee as they can't sting you.

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